#1
I've got my MIM strat I bought for $100 about a month ago. I love the thing but I want a humbucker in it. And as I've never customized before I have no idea what kind to put in it or even where to get one. So I've picked out a pickguard with a spot for a humbucker in the bridge postion. I just need to know what kind to get.

(play rock, bon jovi, eighties music I like lotsa distortion and harmonics)

I appreciate it!

Colton
My stuff Schecter C-1 Classic Trans Blue Schecter Tempest Custom w/ duncan distortion humbuckers
'91 Stratocaster, MIM....

Line Six Flextone II 60 watt amp
#3
SH-15 is a cool pickup - also consider an SH-6 - it's very harmonic-y.
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#4
Ever consider a DiMarzio? An Evolution in the bridge could be pretty sweet...it's Steve Vai's choice so you know you could get quite a squeal out of 'em.

I kinda wish I had gone with DiMarzio's instead of the EMG's that I did...oh well, just another project I'll have to do...
Last edited by RicoTheBeast at Nov 1, 2009,
#5
I was thinking that maybe until I've got the cash I could just cut a spot out myself in my current pickguard and throw in one of my duncans I have left over that were stock on my schecter temptest custom. It wouldn't be permanent, just so I can have a humbucker until I get one of those. It's gold and square so it wouldn't look that good but hey I'm all about the sound. Is this possible?

And then when I get a new humbucker I'd still have had to get a new pickguard anyways so its no big deal. No damage to the guitar.
My stuff Schecter C-1 Classic Trans Blue Schecter Tempest Custom w/ duncan distortion humbuckers
'91 Stratocaster, MIM....

Line Six Flextone II 60 watt amp
Last edited by colt34 at Nov 1, 2009,
#6
It'll end up looking like this... I don't know if its a good idea though...

My stuff Schecter C-1 Classic Trans Blue Schecter Tempest Custom w/ duncan distortion humbuckers
'91 Stratocaster, MIM....

Line Six Flextone II 60 watt amp
#7
It'll work, but seeing as those are the "Duncan Designed" pickups, it won't be as nice as proper SDs. As long as you can solder and work a Dremel or a small jeweller's saw (or something to cut the PG), then you'll be fine.
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#8
Quote by bv310
It'll work, but seeing as those are the "Duncan Designed" pickups, it won't be as nice as proper SDs. As long as you can solder and work a Dremel or a small jeweller's saw (or something to cut the PG), then you'll be fine.

I'm not planning on it being permanent. It'll just be better until I do what I really want with it.
My stuff Schecter C-1 Classic Trans Blue Schecter Tempest Custom w/ duncan distortion humbuckers
'91 Stratocaster, MIM....

Line Six Flextone II 60 watt amp